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With little more than a month to go in 2020, many Americans are only too happy to see the year pass.
While there are still pending legal challenges from President Trump’s campaign, a year that went south early on when the Chinese plague came calling seemed to reach its low point when a complicit media rushed to call the 2020 election in favor of their guy, Joe Biden — who may or may not be in the early stages of senility.
But then, the iconic 2020 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree made its grand debut in midtown Manhattan and we learned that the year’s disappointments were not done, with the Rockefeller Center doing its part to set us up for the fall.
In a tweet capturing a majestic tree, the caption stated: “Say hello to the 2020 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree! Hailing from Oneonta, NY, this Norway Spruce will arrive at Rockefeller Center this Saturday, November 14 to kick off the holiday season.”
Say hello to the 2020 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree! Hailing from Oneonta, NY, this Norway Spruce will arrive at Rockefeller Center this Saturday, November 14 to kick off the holiday season.
How tall do you think this year’s tree is? pic.twitter.com/UMmxiY3toV
— Rockefeller Center (@rockcenternyc) November 11, 2020
A video was also shared showing the beautiful tree being harvested and loaded up for the trip to New York City.
Even wrapped up, the tree still looked magnificent.
See you soon, NYC! 🎄 pic.twitter.com/j5k6vYJGvS
— Rockefeller Center (@rockcenternyc) November 12, 2020
But when it got to midtown Manhattan and was unfurled… well, it appeared as if it had contracted COVID-19 along the say.
…not that the Rockefeller Center was deterred!
Let the holiday season begin! The 2020 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree has officially arrived at the Plaza. 🎄 pic.twitter.com/RapXlMt1Fb
— Rockefeller Center (@rockcenternyc) November 14, 2020
Sensitive to the criticism, the center would later respond to suggest the two day drive may have had some effect on the tree’s appearance, adding that lights will make all the difference in the world.
“Wow, you all must look great right after a two-day drive, huh? Just wait until I get my lights on! See you on December 2! 😉,” a tweet declared.
Wow, you all must look great right after a two-day drive, huh? Just wait until I get my lights on! See you on December 2! 😉
— Rockefeller Center (@rockcenternyc) November 18, 2020
As for the criticism, former New York police commissioner Bernard Kerik won the internet with his assessment, which dinged Comrade Mayor Bill de Blasio.
“What is this, a joke? This is the Rockefeller Christmas tree for 2020,” Kerik tweeted. “It depicts @NYCMayor‘s city as it stands today: broken, empty, drained of its life, by failed leadership and incompetence.”
What is this, a joke? This is the Rockefeller Christmas tree for 2020. It depicts @NYCMayor‘s city as it stands today: broken, empty, drained of its life, by failed leadership and incompetence. pic.twitter.com/1S0qyIbmE1
— Bernard B. Kerik (@BernardKerik) November 18, 2020
Here’s a sampling of some of the other responses from Twitter:
Charlie Brown: I have the saddest Christmas Tree.
Rockefeller Center: Hold my beer. https://t.co/OexnJvaf86
— Emily Brandwin (@CIAspygirl) November 17, 2020
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, ladies and gentlemen! Let’s give 2020 a round of applause. pic.twitter.com/kRt8qCNudo
— Liam Stack (@liamstack) November 17, 2020
What the heck is wrong with the tree??? This is what it looked like before it was cut…and now. Gulp! pic.twitter.com/0rfMqTXazS
— Michele Schweers (@MicheleMchmsm88) November 14, 2020
I like it. It looks like it’s been through 2020.
— Moriah Reyes (@TheTrueMoriah) November 18, 2020
I love a Charlie Brown tree. My old friend and I used to look for the perfect “poor-thing” tree.
— RealMsHavisham (@RHavisham) November 18, 2020
The Rockefeller Christmas tree, just like the rest of us, really been through things in 2020 pic.twitter.com/6xC8C34iMk
— Brett S. Vergara (@BrettSVergara) November 16, 2020
In true 2020 form, the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree looks like it tried to cut its own hair pic.twitter.com/HEV0OImQ7u
— Chris Ryan 🏳️🌈 (@HiChrisRyan) November 15, 2020
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